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n. pl. te·o·cal·lis
1. A temple of ancient Mexico, usually built on a pyramidal mound.
2. The mound on which such a temple was built.
[Nahuatl : teōtl, god + calli, house.]
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n, pl -lis
(Historical Terms) any of various truncated pyramids built by the Aztecs as bases for their temples
[C17: from Nahuatl, from teotl god + calli house]
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te•o•cal•li(ˌti əˈkæl i, ˌteɪ əˈkɑ li, -ˈkɑ yi)
a ceremonial structure of the Aztecs, consisting of a truncated pyramid supporting a temple.
[1605–15; < Nahuatl, =teō(tl) god + calli house]
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